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Palacio de Cortes

Address: Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 5 5153480
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Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Cuernavaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, History museums, Art museums, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán...
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Type: Castles, History museums, Art museums, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.
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Dallas, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Museum has a great collection of colonial artifacts. Worth admission and an hour or two of your time. The Rivera mall they have on the second floor is beautiful.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This site is over 500 years old and features a wonderful Diego Rivera mural near the entrance. There are some stairs and bathrooms are on the outside. No designated parking area since it is right in the Zocalo, so I always take a cab or bus to not worry about parking. After you are there, so many other places close... More 

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Seattle
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

In the center of Cuernavaca, this is a must visit. The palace architecture, the exhibits, and the educational value are all very great. A wonderful place to learn about the history of Mexico and the local area. The attached book store is one of the better examples of its kind.

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Right at the Zocalo, close to a craft market, wonderful way to learn about local and Mexican history. It brings the culture to life.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Palacio de Cortes is a must. I have been there for either art, exhibitions or many cultural events. You can smell live history here, the echo is quite impressive and so is the entire venue.

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lovely and quaint hotel, beautiful grounds. Impeccable customer service. They were setting up for a wedding, and it was gorgeous. The gardens were beautiful, cascading flowers everywhere. Smiling and courteous Mexicans always ready to lend a helping hand. I would definitely go back.

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Cuernavaca
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Museum has permanent exhibits on the history of Cuernavaca - pre-hispanic, the colonial period, up through the Revolution in 1910 and more. There are also frequent temporary exhibits. The prize for me is the Diego Rivera Mural on the back corridor on the second floor. It portrays the conquest of Cuernavaca in vivid detail. I highly recommend the explanation... More 

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Originally built as the palace of Hernán Cortés, this beautiful structure has been carefully tended to over five centuries and is an excellent site to visit. From the large collection of Diego Rivera Murals, to the many one-of-a-kind artifacts on exhibit. I suggest that you have one of the tour guides to escort you through the many rooms and explain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I remembered this place which I visited a few years back when in Cuernavaca at a wedding this month. The grounds are well-kept and the place is of great historical value from the days of colonization.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is one of the oldest structures that remains from the colony days. The paintings and older artifacts are truly unique. It is much easier to cover than other museums (de arqueologia, castillo de chapultepec) and a good value if you have kids. There is a back terrace which looks over the valley that is worth some pictures (the valley... More 

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